Bob Dylan has finally broken his silence about being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, two weeks after getting the news. The singer-songwriter, who became the first musician to be honored with the prize, told the U.K. publication The Telegraph that he intends to be in Stockholm for the ceremony Dec. 10.
“Absolutely,” he told the publication. “If it’s at all possible.”
“Since it was announced he had been chosen by the Swedish Academy to receive the Nobel, Dylan has made no public reference at all to it, save for a fleeting mention on his own website that was deleted within 24 hours,” The Telegraph notes. “More than that, he has also reportedly refused to pick up the phone to speak to representatives of the Nobel committee.”
Dylan didn’t exactly make a big deal out of the honor, but he did express pleasure over it, saying: “Isn’t that something…?” He added: “It’s hard to believe.”
Commenting on what it felt like when he first heard the news, he said it was “amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?”